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2017 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2017 Honda Pilot near Aurora, IL

2017 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2017 Honda Pilot near Aurora, IL

Vehicle shown above is the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum in Cayenne Red.

When you’re in the market for a midsize SUV, you want one that meets your every need. To help you out with your research for the ideal ride, we at Thomas Nissan of Joliet put together a comparison between the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder and the 2017 Honda Pilot—which one prevails and which one succumbs?

Accommodations are crucial in an SUV, and you’ll certainly find no shortage in the Pathfinder. In this vehicle, there are various integrations that overrule what is offered in the Pilot. For instance, the Nissan Pathfinder comes standard with Tri-Zone Automatic Temperature Control, a system that lets you create three different climates in the cabin. While the Honda Pilot offers this as well, it only does so in top trims; it just comes standard with an air conditioning system. Thanks to the eight standard cargo tie-downs in the 2017 Pathfinder, you’ll be able to easily and safely pack in your various items. The 2017 Pilot can’t quite offer the same security as the Pathfinder, as it equips just four tie-downs in its trunk area.

The Nissan Pathfinder effortlessly maintains its lead against the Pilot when it comes to technology. While both models come standard with two 12-volt outlets, the Pathfinder offers a maximum of four, on top of a 120-volt outlet. The Honda Pilot features just a maximum of three 12-volt outlets and a 115-volt outlet. Furthermore, the 2017 Pathfinder integrates a standard 8-inch touchscreen in its center stack, which houses an assortment of functions via NissanConnectSM1, such as SiriusXM® Travel Link®2. Unfortunately, the Pilot comes standard with just a 5-inch touchscreen; an 8-inch display and like amenities aren’t available until you reach higher trims.

Interior of the Nissan Pathfinder

In the last section of our comparison, we’ll take a look at how these two models stack up in terms of exterior capabilities. On every trim of the Pathfinder, you’ll have access to roof rails3 that let you carry larger or more of your items; the Honda Pilot only offers these in top models. Not only that, but the Nissan Pathfinder also comes standard with LED turn signal indicators embedded in the side mirrors, providing your fellow drivers with an additional alert of your next move. Once again, the Pilot only equips this function in higher trim levels. And, as the cherry on top, the 2017 Pathfinder yields a feisty 284 horsepower from its 3.5L V6 engine, while the Pilot renders a less-powerful 280 horsepower via its 3.5L V6 powertrain.

It’s clear to see the many ways in which the Pathfinder reigns supreme against the Pilot in this battle between the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2017 Honda Pilot near Aurora, IL. Experience the winning Pathfinder for all that it’s worth here at your local Nissan dealer, Thomas Nissan of Joliet, when you take it for a test drive!


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  • Features
  • Specs
  • Warranty

Features

Features

  • Mechanical
  • Exterior
  • Comfort
  • Safety
  • Technology
  • Interior

Mechanical

Towing and Hauling

Trailer hitch receiver hitch, Class III
Trailer wiring 7-pin

Drivetrain

Axle ratio 5.25

Brakes

Rear brake type ventilated disc
Front brake width 1.1
Rear brake diameter 12.1
Front brake diameter 12.6
Front brake type ventilated disc
Braking assist
Rear brake width .63
Electronic brakeforce distribution
ABS 4-wheel
Power brakes

Suspension

Front suspension classification independent
Rear suspension classification independent
Front struts MacPherson
Rear suspension type multi-link
Rear spring type coil
Front spring type coil
Front suspension type lower control arms
Rear shock type twin-tube gas
Front stabilizer bar diameter 26 mm
Front shock type twin-tube gas
Rear stabilizer bar diameter 26 mm

Stability and Traction

Stability control
Traction control
Hill holder control

Engine

Battery saver
Alternator 150 amps
Battery maintenance-free

Exterior

Comfort

Safety

Technology

Interior

Specs

Warranty

Sales Hours

(815) 741-5353
Monday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Green Score

EPA Green Score ( Federal Tier 3 Bin 70 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
7
1
7
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
5
1
5
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
N/A

EPA Green Score ( LEV-III ULEV70 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
7
1
7
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
5
1
5
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
N/A

Awards

Award
Best All-Around Performance (2017 Model)
- Automotive Science Group

Award
Best Economic Performance (2017 Model)
- Automotive Science Group

Award
Best Environmental Performance Brand (2017 Model)
- Automotive Science Group

Award
Best Family Cars (2017 Model)
- Kelley Blue Book

Award
Best Full-Size SUVs (2017 Model)
- Automotive Science Group

Award
Best Three-Row SUVs (2017 Model)
- Cars.com

Award
Best Vehicles By Class: Midsize SUVs (2017 Model)
- GreenerCars.org

Award
Top 10 SUVs (2017 Model)
- Autobytel

Award
Top Safety Pick - Midsize SUVs (2017 Model)
- Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Crash-Test Ratings

2017 Nissan Pathfinder SUV FWD

Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Front Crash Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Front Crash Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Front Crash Passenger
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Crash Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Barrier Overall
N/A
Side Barrier Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Barrier Passenger
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Pole Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Combined Front
N/A
Side Combined Rear
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Rollover
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star

Additional Vehicle Information

Testimonials

Excellent experience!

Nicholas George
3-27-2016
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

he experience my fiance and I had at Thomas Nissan was hands down, by far the best dealer experience we've ever had. Matt Richards did a great job helping us with our purchase. He was very professional, courteous, friendly and knowledgeable. Colin in finance, went above and beyond to help get my fiance and I financed. I will definitely choose Thomas Nissan the next time I am in the market for a vehicle.

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1. Driving is serious business. Only use features when safe to do so. App availability is dependent upon vehicle model, trim level, packaging, and/or options. See NissanUSA.com/connect for complete app availability details. Never program while driving. GPS mapping may not be detailed in all areas or reflect current road status. Compatible smartphone required. Cellular network and GPS signals not available in all areas and/or at all times. Technology is evolving, and changes by independent companies are not within Nissan’s control. Nissan is not responsible for associated costs that may be required for continued operation due to cellular network termination (including equipment upgrades, if available, or roaming charges on alternative networks) or other third party changes. Should a third party provider terminate/restrict service, service may be terminated without notice and with no liability to Nissan and its agents or affiliates. Subscription Agreement required and terms and conditions of Subscription Agreement apply. See NissanUSA.com/connect for details. Text rates and/or data usage may apply.

2. Required monthly subscriptions sold separately for each available SiriusXM feature after trial period, and are continuous until you call SiriusXM to cancel. Installation costs, one-time activation fee, other fees and taxes will apply. Each SiriusXM feature availability is dependent upon vehicle model, trim level, packaging, and/or options, and may only be available in select markets. Satellite Radio U.S. service, NavWeather® service, and SiriusXM® Travel Link® services (if any of the foregoing features are equipped on vehicle) available only to those 18 or older in the 48 contiguous states and D.C. Fees and programming subject to change. Subscriptions governed by Customer Agreement available at siriusxm.com. ©2016 Sirius XM Radio Inc. Sirius®, XM® and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc

3. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution. Always secure all cargo. Heavy loading of the vehicle with cargo, especially on the roof, will affect the handling and stability of the vehicle.